ACPI temperature

illoai at illoai at
Sun Nov 29 16:03:29 UTC 2009

2009/11/29 Steven Friedrich <freebsd at>:
> I booted my HP Pavilion zd8215us and I immediately invoked chkCPUTemperature.
> The first temp reported was 52C, which is 125.6F. This leads me to believe
> that acpi has an anomaly regarding temperature measurement. The ambient temp
> was 71F (21.6C). The machine had been off for over eight hours.

I'm not sure.  My laptop shows about 59C as soon as I can
log in, in a room kept around 16C ambient.  It rather quickly
drops to <40C if I let it idle with powerd doing its thing.


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